popular/movie songs I wouldn't mind letting my students learn...

Since I recently posted about pop music, I thought I'd put this out there -

Sometimes I hear a pop song or a song from a movie soundtrack and think, "hmmm, I like that - I wouldn't mind if a student learned that song."

I'm talking about piano pieces that you can actually maybe learn some good piano technique in, or that maybe sound a little classical-ish. The good thing about these is that they could be great motivation for students who may not be so into classical music...and possibly a way to start to "convert" them to classical music :)

Pride & Prejudice - Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack - Piano Solo Songbook
  • that one song ("Married Life") from Disney's/Pixar's "Up" - the one that's a waltz

Up: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack (Piano Solo Songbook)

  • My Father's Favorite from the movie Sense & Sensibility (great movie by the way :))

What else do you have to add to the list?


Megan said...

I have the music from Sense and Sensibility and it is wonderful and is really pianistic.

JenSwen said...

I like to include a couple of the Pride and Prejudice songs when I do background music at receptions - "Dawn" and "Liz on Top of the World" are my favorites. I will have to check out the other stuff. Jenny, you are an endless fountain of information! You never cease to amaze me.

JenSwen said...

Oh yeah, the theme song from The Notebook, although too sappy for some tastes, is also a good one.

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